Thank you for stopping by :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Fairy 12x12 Layout

This a weekend layout challenge that we had on LSH ( I thought of making one for my family, but I changed my mind and made a layout for my love of fairies. Yes, I believe in them. For me they are like angels sent by Mother Nature to take care of our plants and the nature in general :) So in return, I try to be as environmentally conscious as much as possible. After all, the world is our one and only big home, and we should treat it with respect and love it by taking good care of it.
'Nuff about that. Here's my layout:

Love it! I used 3 papers - one 12x12 (punched with MS around the page punch), one 10x10 (stamped with script just on the sides with Archival sepia inkpad), one 8x8 crumpled japanese paper. I stained the 12x12 and 8x8 papers with Lindy's Moonshadow Mist - Jolly Roger Red. Flowers are from I am roses, stained with Lindy's Starburst Stains. Frames are cut from Tim Holtz's mini Baroque die and cut an oval shape in the middle to make it into a frame. The 2 smaller frames are cut from Tim Holtz's Tag and Bookplates die. All of the 3 frames are colored with Rub n' Buff's Gold Leaf to get that gold - metal effect and I stamped the 2 small frames with flourish stamp and I used Staz On jet black. Butterflies are from Recollections and so are the rhinestone flourishes. The "Believe" - I used Tim Holtz's stamp and embossed it gold embossing powder and I did the same with the "Believe" word.

I hope you like my layout as much as I do :)


Friday, June 10, 2011

Charm Tassel

Make your own embellisments

Bottle swap @ LSH

Garden mini album - Swap at LSH

Oh my neglected blog :(

I have not been updating my blog. It's just that I have lots of things going on over here online. The Youtube, Ning websites, and more Youtube. But today, I decided to post my latest creations. I still have a ton that I wanna do, but I just don't have the time, right materials and enough space  and I need lots of money to have these things. Well, being a SAHM won't help because one paycheck for the whole household (not a big one though, just the 3 of us, but still...) is almost not enough for us, let alone to have all these "necessities" for my craft. I thought about selling my creations and I tried to research online as to how the business in the craft world is and I found out that it's a tough competition out there. And with the economy here in the USA, I don't think I am going to sell any of my creations. Another thing is, there are tons of really creative people out there. I mean, their artworks are truly phenomenal, and their stuff are not being sold. Well, not right away anyway - one thing that I don't have is patience. To wait for several weeks for my creations to sell is something that I don't want to experience. Hah! I'm such a pessimist! But yeah, I am afraid that no one will like what I create and it will truly break my heart. It scares me just thinking about it.
What I do in order to get more supplies is that I save whatever DH gives me once a month for groceries and DS's stuff. I try to budget it so that there would a little left! So, little by little I get to buy supplies that I know I would really use.
Well, that's it for now. I just wanted to share what's in my head today :) I'll be posting the latest projects that I have done since my last post here. I will also be posting my swaps.
More posts soon :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Double Decker Matchbox

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Charm swap on A Li'l Scrap of Heaven

Here's the first video that I did on Youtube (woot! woot!).

The video is all about the charm swap that was organized by Laura on A Li'l Scrap of Heaven. I had a blast making the charm. to be honest, I wasn't expecting to get a positive feedback on the charms. I guess having the right materials and lots of inspiration plus I added a little bit of my style, I think it turned just the way I like it.

More vids coming soon :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My altered double decker matchbox

I had so much fun making this. Quite challenging to make, as well. In the end I was satisfied with it. I don't like how the first drawer turned out because it is not as clean as I wanted it to be. The inside of the drawers are lined with cloth that I had for long time.

My stick pins

Here are a few stickpins I made. I love the flower stickpins as they remind me of spring. I hope you like them too :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Altered Birdcage

I got inspired altering my birdcage that I bought from Michael's last year. I wish I bought more as they were really cheap - $1.00 each.
The cage was originally red and I decided to use white and blue just because blue is one of my favorite color. I first painted the cage with white paint, then I used to shades of blue. I just dabbed the blue paints over the dried white paint. It's sort of gave the blue-cloudy sky effect on the cage. I love how the colors were combined ;)
I made the swing out of a chain and a plastic "twig". I actually just made the twig out of the stem from a bunch of flowers that I got from the dollar store. I like that it's bendable and covered with plastic so it was easy for me to make the arch of the swing. Other materials I used were ribbons and I attached rhinestones on them.
All of the flowers I used were made by me, as well. I would have to look for a tiny oval shaped stones that I can make into eggs for the nest.
I had fun making this. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


So tomorrow, actually, later this morning coz it's already past midnight , I will be heading out to get myself a tripod for my camera (it's actually my sister's), so I can start taking videos for Youtube. I am quite scared to do it, to be honest  as I've never done it before. I mean I did post a video of my son, but not like doing tutorials or showing my crafts, kwim??
I hope I'd do fine with the vids that I'll be doing....Ack! Quite nerve-racking. wish me luck :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Invitation cards

This past week, I have been busy making card invitations that my friend asked me to make for their reunion....all 120 pieces of them!!!
I am very happy and excited that I get the opportunity to make them. You see, I always doubt my creations. I am afraid that people might not like what I make. But deep inside me, I know I have to believe in my talent and just.... create :)
For the inside of the card, i am still waiting for the charms so I don't want to post it yet. I will update pics as soon as I finish them.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I am excited to see my first post. I will be adding more everyday....